BESTSELLERS

THE PRIZE by Dale Russakoff
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
An absorbing entry into the burgeoning genre about necessary education reforms. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE DEVIL WINS by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Whatever pleasures readers find in this cluttered, long-winded, generally unsurprising tale, they're remote from those formerly provided by the late Robert B. Parker and his laconic hero. Read full book review >

TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Beguiling and astonishing, wonderful and wondrous. Rushdie at his best. Read full book review >
MAKE ME by Lee Child

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015
Jack Reacher is still going strong. Will satisfy fans—and newcomers, too. Read full book review >
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015
Bound to be popular. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

ANOTHER DAY by David Levithan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015
A fast-paced, absorbing companion. (Fantasy. 12-17)Read full book review >
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon
Kirkus Star
by Nicola Yoon, illustrated by David Yoon

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms. (Fiction. 12-17)Read full book review >
THE COPPER GAUNTLET by Holly Black

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Both a successful addition to the middle-grade magic school genre and a satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 9-13) Read full book review >
YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
by Nancy Tillman, illustrated by Nancy Tillman

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) Read full book review >
WAITING by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Waiting as a joyful activity in itself is almost never celebrated; this Zen-like meditation might win some converts. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
LLAMA LLAMA GRAM AND GRANDPA by Anna Dewdney
by Anna Dewdney, illustrated by Anna Dewdney

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
RELENTLESS STRIKE by Sean Naylor
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
Packed with anecdotes that will appeal to dedicated military buffs, but the encyclopedic prose will lose average readers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >